To celebrate 25 years of the BMW M3, BMW South Africa is releasing 25 special edition M3′s boasting a 30hp and 20nm increase over stock, in frozen black or frozen gray matte finish. It also features red brakes, 19″ gloss black wheels and black leather interior with red stitching.
The Center for Automotive Research is hosting its annual Management Briefings in Traverse City, Michigan this week. BMW Manufacturing Vice President of Assembly Rich Morris spoke on the subject of World Class Manufacturing. In this video segment, Rich talks about the expansion underway at the Spartanburg plant and how the changes will strengthen BMWs build-to-order system.
Motorsport24 has released two track versions of the E92 M3 – the M3 E92 Club Sport and M3 E92 Widebody. The former is a clubsport version fit for dual street / track use, while the E92 Widebody is intended for professional racing use. Full details and photos inside.
Dackelone once again provides some great coverage, this time of the cutaway views of runflat tires versus normal tires. Although RFTs have proven unpopular with many, it’s clear that the RFT is much more reinforced than the traditional tire.
The BMW Group recorded a significant increase in sales volume, revenues and earnings in the second quarter of 2010. Group revenues increased by 18.3% while the profit before financial result (EBIT) rose to euro 1,717 million. This corresponds to an EBIT margin of 11.2%. BMW is targeting an overall 10% increase in sales for 2010.
Unsatisfied with the tamer look and sound of the factory split dual exhausts of the 2011 535i, 5POST member Lacster has gone the aftermarket route and replaced the stock exhausts with a quad tipped exhaust producing a more aggressive sound and look.
Lumma Tuning has released photos of its widebody BMW 760Li Individual. Most prominently, it features aggressively flared fender arches front and rear with cosmetic vents, aggressive rear bumper with diffuser, and carbon fiber grill and mirrors.
For its time, the 328 Kamm Coupe was the evolved expression of BMWs ability in aerodynamics and design. BMW. Heritage group has resurrected this car in 2010, making its wide public debut at the Villa dEste in Italy and then later at the 2010 Mille Miglia where the car won again.
Japanese market edition : BMW 120i Coupe Performance Unlimited Edition.
The Japanese Market has added another "Performance Unlimited" model in the same vein as the "Performance Unlimited" X6 Sport Activity Vehicle.
A combination of BMW Performance and BMW individual.
The BMW 120i Coupe is exclusive Performance for the Japanese Domestic market.
This car will be limited to 30 units and will wear the familiar BMW Performance Parts options such as black kidney grills, carbon mirror cover, rear trunk spoiler uses carbon and M Sport package. The car will be available in either Alpine White or LeMans Blue. The estimated price will be 4,350,000 Yen
There’s been many exterior M3 GTS videos, but no in-car driver’s perspective videos, until now. Here is a video of Dirk Adorf, a German race car driver, behind the wheel of a M3 GTS at Ascari. Great video for appreciating for the sound and fury of the GTS.